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  • Wintec western saddle for narrow horse
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    06-03-2009, 10:21 PM
  #1
Foal
Wintec Western Saddle

I am just curious about the Wintec western saddles, the all rounder. I know it seems to be a pretty popular saddle so I was wondering if some of the people on here that have owned one or seen one, what they are like. I am thinking about getting a synthetic saddle. I looked at the Abetta and the big horn but the things I don't like about them is the cordura stuff. It just looks bad to me. The Wintec synthetic looks more leather like. Cordura just looks bad to me. Also does the Wintec western on the semi QH bars fit pretty narrow. I got a tall withered narrow shoulder horse so yeah. That's the whole reason I need another saddle. Need one with semi bars. I don't care for the sude seat on the Wintec but I guess that can't be helped. Slick seats are harder to find. Anyways, any info on this saddle would be much appreciated.
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    06-03-2009, 10:46 PM
  #2
Trained
We have two (17" semi-QH) that we've used for many years of riding. I don't particularly care for the suede either because it gets scuffed, but otherwise if you just wipe them down, they look like new. They have much more durable billets than I've seen on other synthetics and they are light, comfortable, and fit our stocky Paints well.
     
    06-04-2009, 02:02 AM
  #3
Yearling
Have had a wintec western for many years - and had no problems with it.
Although we normally ride english we have the wintec , if we get a horse that likes to throw itself around we find the wintec gives us more support , and is used untill the horse calms down .
     
    06-05-2009, 09:31 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I really like my wintec weaster saddle! It is very nice and is a reliable saddle! If you are looking for a new saddle, I would go with the Wintec!
     
    06-05-2009, 09:38 PM
  #5
Showing
If you are considering a synthetic, look into the Fabton. It is well made and a combination of real leather and cordera. Fabtron Saddles W/Free Freight & USA Made - Horse Saddle Shop

If I were ever to go to a synthetic, that would be the one I'd choose.
     
    06-07-2009, 08:23 PM
  #6
Started
I could make the case for the Wintec and for the Abetta. There is one of each in my barn, and both have held up famously over years of riding. The Wintec we even use for smaller shows. I think the Abetta is lighter and easier to balance in, but it is more of a barrel-style setup. As the Wintec we have is a full QH bar, I don't know about the sizes there, but the Abetta is a semi and fit a Morgan/gaited mix with high withers. My one complaint with both saddles is the stirrups. The Abetta adjusts to barely the right length (I am a shorty), and the buckle style makes it impossible to punch more holes and still have correct reinforcement on the leathers. The Wintec is just extremely stiff. If you don't change the lengths a lot, It's definitely liveable. Other than that, both great saddles!

P.S. Look at both saddles in person before you buy if you are catalog shopping. The Wintec won't pass for leather, nice as it is.
     
    06-09-2009, 06:11 PM
  #7
Showing
I guess, I going to break the hall of fame for wintec. I really dislike the saddle. The tree broke on me after just 2 years of riding, and another wintec saddle fall apart under my friend (I wish I could see how that happen as he was really pissed off walking home like several miles! Lol!). I agree with iride, I'd look into Fabtron instead! Or even Abetta.
     

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